Rumor has it that tensions are extraordinarily high between Facebook and perhaps its best-known third-party developer, Zynga (makers of FarmVille). Zynga is rumored to be taking FarmVille off Facebook--but that might not be in anyone's best interest.
If you could earn virtual coin in exchange for doing simple real world tasks, would you do it? Now there's a way to find out: Gambit, a company that specializes in monetizing social gaming, has teamed with Crowdflower, which manages crowd-sourced tasks for clients to create a weirdly novel hybrid system. Players who complete tasks for Crowdflower companies can earn social gaming credits in exchange for their work.